Multiple recordings in a single slice
One of the coolest Soundslice features is the ability to add multiple recordings to the same slice. This is useful for providing backing tracks, different camera angles or even different performances of the same piece. Students can then switch between them at any point, even during playback.
For example, here’s a slice with 33 recordings, all separate performances of “Take Me Out To The Ball Game” at Wrigley Field in Chicago.
Warning: some of the singing in the above slice is quite bad.
Each recording has its own syncpoints. That means there’s no need to worry about keeping tempos consistent or any other such limitation. Recordings can have wildly different tempos or different feels — have fun and be creative with this!
To create multiple recordings in your slice, just follow the normal process of adding a recording. This help page covers some of the special things to know about multiple recordings.
If your slice has multiple recordings, the one on the bottom of the list will be the default recording — that is, the one that’s visible when somebody views your slice.
You can easily change the order of your recordings. First, click the Recordings button at the top of the page:
In the resulting “Edit recordings” screen, click and drag the left-most icon next to a recording to reorder it:
The one on the bottom will be your slice’s default recording. And this order will be preserved in the slice’s “Recordings” menu, as seen by anybody viewing your slice.
If you’re using multiple recordings of an identical performance — perhaps with different camera angles or different audio mixes — then you can save time by copying syncpoints. Once you’ve manually created syncpoints for one of the recordings, just copy them into the other recordings.
Tips for using multiple recordings
When you add a recording, Soundslice gives it a default name — either Audio or Video, depending on the recording type. If your slice has multiple recordings, you will likely want to rename the recordings to disambiguate them from one another. See Changing recordings to learn how to rename a recording.
What happens if one of the recordings is a video and another is just audio?
That’s totally fine. When the person viewing your slice switches from the video recording to the audio recording, we’ll hide the video part of the interface, and the sheet music will grow to fill the newly created space. Slick!
Is there a limit on number of recordings in a given slice?
No, there’s no set limit.